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Numbers: Their Occult Power and Mystic Virtues
Contents: Pythagoras, His Tenets and His Followers; Pythagorean Views on Numbers; Kabalistic View on Numbers; Properties of the Numbers According to the Bible, the Talmuds, the Pythagoreans, the Romans, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Hindoos, Mediaeval Magicians, Hermetic Students and the Rosicrucians: Monad, Dyad, Triad, Three and a Half, Tetrad, Pentad, Hexad, Heptad, Ogdoad, Enn ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 1890)
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William Wynn Westcott—who usually published as W. Wynn Westcott or W.W. Westcott and occasionally under the motto Sapere Aude—was a coroner, Theosophist, and Freemason who was a leader in the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and went on to co-found the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, later remaining involved with the breakaway group Stella Matutina.More about W. Wynn Westcott...
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“The numerals of Pythagoras,” says Porphyry, who lived about 300 A.D, “were hieroglyphic symbols, by means whereof he explained all ideas concerning the nature of things,” and the same method of explaining the secrets of nature is once again being insisted upon in the new revelation of the “Secret Doctrine,” by H. P. Blavatsky.”
“Numbers are a key to the ancient views of cosmogony—in its broad sense, spiritually as well as physically considered and to the evolution of the present human race; all systems of religious mysticism are based upon numerals.”More quotes…